The Tenth class on Basic Poetics by Allen Ginsberg. (The ninth class has no tape) To begin this class students sing the ballad...with guitar. Leads into a discussion of Basil Bunting and Quantitative Poetics. This is class 10 of 33.
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikov, and reads from Williams's "Prelude," "Cambridge in the Alps," "Rain," and others. He gives examples of Williams's writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind. (Continued from 87P013)
This is an odd tape project on one side of a tape that appears to be a private conversation between Ginsberg and other artists that are not names. The conversation is interupted by Phone Calls and abruptly ends. There is a long silence and then there are two songs that are poorly produced that are not given names. Both f these songs appear on the album "Capitol Raspberry". The tape ends in mid-lyric. ( 1 reviews )
Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
First half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg discusses the work of William Carlos Williams, including the poems "The trees," "To a friend," and "Poor old Abner." (Continues on 87P086)
This recording from July 6, 1987 is of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikoff and reads from Williams' "St. Jame's Grove," "An Early Martyr," and "Rain" as well as others. He gives examples of Williams' writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind.
This is the 17th session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg reads and discusses a number of songs by Shakespeare. During the last part of the class the students recite spontaneous poems. This is class 17 of 33.
Tape 11 of an 11 tape series of Allen Ginsberg's class on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on such Russian writers as Kaysin Kuliev and Sergei Yesenin. Also included are readings of work by Gordon McVay, Vladimir Klebnikov, and Sergei Yesenin.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute March 27, 1980. Ginsberg begins discussing the prosody of Robert Creeley then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the poetry of the English Metaphysical poet John Donne. This is class 19 of 33.
First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature,...
This is the second portion of a class on Autobiographical Poetry/Writing. The class begins with Allen Ginsberg (AG) talking about the upcoming protest at Rocky Flats and there is much discussion about logistics. The class then reads from Reznikoff's Volume I and students begin sharing their material. Intermitently during the student readins, Allen provides feedback and gives concrete examples from their respective works on how to condense and improve the immediacy of the writing. Allen then...
This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institue April 3, 1980. Ginsberg begins by discussing the prosody of Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos, reading #80 in full, then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the prosody of English poet Ben Jonson. This is class 20 of 33.
First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B) ( 1 reviews )
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 12, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by speaking about the heroic couplet form. Ginsberg then segues into reading and discussing the poetry of John Dryden, Simon Wastell, Thomas Vaughn, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor and The Earl Of Rochester. This is class 28 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series. ( 1 reviews )
A snippet of material that may conclude a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a class series during the summer of 1975. The recording includes three minutes and six seconds of Ginsberg talking about the morality of William Carlos Williams and the subject of poetry and peception. (Possibly continued from 75P021)
First half of part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop series on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation, and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continues on 87P084)
A literature course, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 18, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by discussing Sapphic meter in Ancient Greek poetry. He then moves on to read various poet's take on the Greek form. Ginsberg ends the class with the students sharing their own sapphic poems. This is class 30 of 33.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 17, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by discussing and reading from George Herbert. He then reads a selection of Jack Kerouac's poetry finally ending by reading and discussing selections of James Shirley and Thomas Carey's poetry. This is class 21 of 33.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg May 26, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by singing poems by Sappho and songs by William Blake and Isaac Watts accompanied by harmonium. The rest of the class is devoted to Christopher Smart's poetry, specifically "Rejoice In The Lamb" and "Jubilate Agno." This is class 32 of 33.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 22, 1980. Ginsberg spends the class reading and discussing the work of various poets throughout the ages who have dealt with the Sapphic form, from the ancient Greeks to Ezra Pound. Included are a number of different translations of works by Catullus. Ginsberg also plays recordings of Ed Sanders reciting poems by Sappho and Blake. This is class 31 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg 19th Century Poetics: Wordsworth's "Prelude." This class goes through a series of pieces of Wordsworth's Prelude. This is a very long poem separated into books. AG reads aloud from Books 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. There is commentary intermittently dispersed through each reading and comparisons of Wordsworth to other authors. In the beginning of the class, there is a long digression on synchronicity, as Book 5 has "Spots of Time" which is a recount of a dream...
The 19 in a series of a baisic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he uses A Litany in Time of Plague by Thomas Nashe to discuss cadence and description in poetry. Other poets discussed in this context are Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Louis Zukofsky, and William Carlos Williams whose essay on Alfred Steiglitz is read in class. He ends with a brief comment on Marianne Moore's use of Light Rhymes. This is class 18 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg class on 19h Century Poetry. This class begins with a class organizing and distribution of papers and handouts. The discussion begins with background and catchup regarding Blake's 6th book and leads into the lecture for the day which is a line by line breakdown and discussion of Blake's 7th book. The material is read with detail and explanantion of symbology with some comparison to Shelley's "Triumph of Life." This class also incorporates a discussion about the Four...
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing prosody as a method of arranging thought patterns on the page, specifically in relation to William Carlos Williams and the New American Poetry. Ginsberg focuses on his own prosody, as well as those of Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Charles Olson. He also reads examples from Williams and discusses the history of prosody. (Continued from 76p050.)
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institure April 10, 1980. Ginsberg and class discuss and read from the works of Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick. Ginsberg focuses mostly on the prosody of these to poet's work. This is class 22 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg discusses early 20th century French modernism, focusing on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire and Jules Laforgue, and the paintings of Paul Cezanne and the Cubists. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: beat movement, protest poetry, literature and society, technology and literature
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg survey class on historical poetics. Ginsberg discusses topics, styles, and modes that he found useful in his own poetry, and that every poet should know. He includes a discussion of preliterate traditions; quantitative verse, including classic meters and long and short vowels; sonnets; song forms; and a discussion of poetry expressing states of consciousness. He shows how older forms are still alive in the work of contemporary poets, using as examples the works...
Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetry. This class begins with AG talking about the change in writing as time and technology progressed with repsect to voyage writing and travel accounts. He reads from Carpenter's "The secret of time and satan" and then there is a digressive conversation about meditation and being mindful and the San Franscisco New School. Then the class reads Dunan's "The lightfoot hears you and the darkness begins" and there is talk about the...
First half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued on 84P023)
Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, modernist poetry, romantic poetry, autobiography, beat movement, objectivist
Part 2 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetics. He opens by talking about Pushkin and reads his "The Prophet," "Message to Syberia" and a couple others. He then moves to American `19th century authors and talks about Edgar Allen Poe and reads "The Bells" and "Anabelle Lee." He then talks about rhythm and the spondee and goes into great details explaining and giving examples of different meters. He defines meter and foot. Then he moves into Herman Mellville and...
Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso. He talks about the recent invasion of Grenada by the United States, then improvises a poem about the invasion and discusses it. Ginsberg talks about the poetry of Gregory Corso and Emily Dickinson and the connection between the two. He reads Dickinson's "Before I got my eye put out" and "A bird came down to the walk." ( 1 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg lecture on poetry, reading and discussing the lyrics to some of Bob Dylan's songs, talking about how to arrange lines of poetry on a page, and how phrasing relates to ideas and breath. Ginsberg looks at his own poem, "Wichita vortex sutra," and touches on the work of William Carlos Williams, Gregory Corso, and Kurt Schwitters's Concrete poetry. Part of a course series by Ginsberg in fall 1983. ( 3 reviews )
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. Click for first half of Ginsberg's class. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 29, 1980. Ginsberg spends the majority of the class fielding questions from the class and discussing the practice of writing with regards to his own work and the work of his peers. Ginsberg ends the class by singing sections of Blake's "The Songs Of Innocence and of Experience." This is class 33 of 33. ( 1 reviews )
This is the 3rd session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg discusses H. Phelps Putnam, and reads Putnam's Hasbrook and the rose. He then reads and discusses Geoffrey Chaucer's Merciless beauty in conjunction with Ezra Pound's Cantos 81. After discussing alliteration and other aspects of verse, he reads and discusses Pound's translation of The sea-farer. He reads three different versions of Langland's Piers Plowman, and...
Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on "Spiritual Poetics" with a discussion of the difference between good and great poetry, "bodhisattva magnanimity," and magic in Anne Waldman's "Fast-speaking woman." (Continued from 74P002) This is part 3 of 3.
Allen Ginsberg 19th Century Poetics class on Coleridge. AG reads many lines from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with discussion around the language, imagery and structure. He then acquaints the poem to being a parable about junk because Coleridge was a junky. AG then reads "The Aeolian Harp", "Ode to the departing year", "This lime tree bower, my prison", "Dejection in ode" and "To Lewti." There is a discussion regarding the word...
Second half of Part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continued from 87P083)
First half of a class about the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the American poet, and one of his mentors, William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg reads selections from Williams's work, and discusses his style and background. (Continues on 75P021)
The second tape in a two tape series covering political poetics and the Russian poets. Also included are readings of the work of Pablo Neruda and the conept of imagination and emotional breakthrough. ( 1 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's...
Tape 3 in an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes some discussion of the Russian Futurists and two short readings by Russian Futurist writers.